Why you should dislike Nintendo

I have run across this several times, people try to remake an old Nintendo game and what does Nintendo threaten to do? Sue! And I’m not talking about ones that people can still buy. I’m talking ones that a remake wouldn’t affect sales of because any re-releases would be on Gameboy and people would still buy them so they could play on the bus/in the car/at school/on a plane/etc.

Here’s an example.

This really sickens me and I’d stop buying from them if it weren’t for the fact that I only play older Nintendo games anyway. (Can’t stop what you aren’t doing, or if you can, you’re probably eligible for a nobel prize in something like demonstrative philosophy.)

I’d suggest a letter writing campaign since Nintendo will just assume lack of interest in any boycotted game. Remember, snail mail takes more effort than e-mail but is more likely to have an impact.

On the other hand, at least they aren’t attacking the “Zelda Classic” system for creating and playing unofficial Zelda quests. Whether they’re too lazy to find it or too nice to attack it, I don’t know. It’s really nice and I really should do a post just about it but I’m too busy playing game remakes now.

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